Arizona Train Car Limits Referendum, Questions 310 and 311 (1912)

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The Arizona Train Car Limits Referendum, also known as Questions 310 and 311, was a veto referendum on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Arizona, where it was approved.

This measure under referendum placed limits on the number cars a train can have.[1]

Election results

Arizona Questions 310 and 311 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 10,709 56.55%
No8,22843.45%

Election results via: Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

REFERENDUM ORDERED BY PETITION OF THE PEOPLE
An Act limiting the number of Cars in Railroad Trains. Vote YES or NO.
310. Yes.
311. No.[1][2]

Legal changes

AN ACT LIMITING THE NUMBER OF CARS IN A TRAIN.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA:
" Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association, company or corporation, operating any railroad in the State of Anzona, to run, or permit to be run, over his, their, or its line or road, or any portion thereof, any train consisting of more than seventy freight, or other cars, exclusive of caboose.
Section 2. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, aS30ciation, company or corporation, operating any railroad in the State of Arizona, to run, or permit to be run, over his, their, or its line or road, or any portion thereof, any passenger train consisting of more than fourteen cars.
Section 3. Any person, firm, association, company or corporation, operating any railroad in the State of Arizona, who shall wilfully violate any of the provisions of this act, shall be liable to the State of Arizona for a penalty of not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than one thousand dollars, for each offense; and such penalty shall be recovered, and suits therefor brought by the Attorney General, or under his direction, in the name of the State of Arizona, in any county through which such railway may be run or operated, provided, however, that this act shall not apply in cases of engine failures between terminals.
Section 4. All acts and parts of acts in confiict with the proyisions of this act are hereby repealed.[1]

Path to the ballot

The measure was originally part of "House Bill No. 43."

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Arizona Secretary of State, Arizona Supplement Pamphlet, 1912
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.